Costa Rica and Serbia meet on Sunday in the FIFA World Cup looking to take advantage of the opportunity in Group E before having to face Brazil and Switzerland. Both teams are talented and potential underdogs that could make a run, with Costa Rica knowing all about it after its fine journey to the quarterfinals four years ago.
The opener is always important, but knowing they are likely facing defeat against mighty Brazil in the group stage means this game is even more important. A draw doesn’t do a whole lot for either, while three points would be golden.
Costa Rica enters the game healthy but did have an injury scare to star goalkeeper Keylor Navas in their friendly against Belgium this week. He took a rocket shot from Romelu Lukaku right to the face and was down for a minute, but he’ll be ready to go.
Serbia also enters the match in a good moment and is healthy entering this contest. The European team has a little momentum after crushing Bolivia 5-1 in their last friendly.
Here’s how you can watch the match and more. And be sure to return a half an hour before kickoff for our live blog of the game: